Robert Zemeckis Closed Out the 48th Chicago International Film Festival


Screening of Robert Zemeckis’ Latest Film “Flight,” Follows Red Carpet at AMC River East

WHO:              Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Director’s Guild of America® award-winning director Robert Zemeckis, whose  career includes the “Back to the Future” films, “Forrest Gump,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” and “The Polar Express.”

WHAT:            Returns to Chicago for the closing night of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival and the screening of his latest film “Flight,” which was honored with the Chicago International Film Festival Founders Award.

WHEN:           Thursday, October 25th                      
Film Premiere: 7 pm

WHERE:         AMC River East 21 Theater (322 E. Illinois St.).

Robert Zemeckis won an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe® and a Director’s Guild of America® Award for Best Director for the hugely successful “Forrest Gump.”  Earlier in his career, Zemeckis co-wrote (with Bob Gale) and directed “Back to the Future,” which was the top-grossing release of 1985, and for which Zemeckis shared Oscar and Golden Globe® nominations for Best Original Screenplay.  He then went on to helm “Back to the Future, Part II” and “Part III,” completing one of the most successful film franchises ever. He also wrote and directed the box office smash “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,” cleverly blending live action and animation. In 2004, Zemeckis produced and directed the motion capture film “The Polar Express,” starring Tom Hanks, followed by his second motion capture project “Beowulf” in 2007 and “A Christmas Carol” in 2009. “Flight” marks his latest live action film.

In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award®-winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, who miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on that plane. Don Cheadle, Melissa Leo and John Goodman also star.

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